June 26, 2016

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Indians: Donald pushing through obstacles

TEMPE, Ariz. — Times have changed for Jason Donald, and not for the better. Once the Indians’ projected starter at third base, Donald is now fighting for a job on the major league roster. The 27-year-old acquisition from the Phillies arrived at training camp last year with a handle on the job at third, as Read More…

Indians notes: Bullpen candidates off to slow start

TEMPE, Ariz. — Manager Manny Acta is looking for two more arms to fill his bullpen. The search has been a slow process thus far. “It’s not a secret. Those guys haven’t pitched very well,” Acta said of the six pitchers — right-handers Frank Herrmann, Dan Wheeler, Jeremy Accardo, Chris Ray, Robinson Tejada and left-hander Read More…

Indians: Tribe blanked in Tempe

ANGELS (8-5) 7, CLEVELAND (4-8-3) 0   WHAT HAPPENED: The Angels took a 2-0 lead in the opening inning when Kevin Slowey allowed home runs to two of the first three batters he faced — Erick Aybar and Albert Pujols. They tacked on from there, with Cleveland’s only real scoring chance coming in the fourth Read More…

Browns miss out on RG3, as Redskins make trade with Rams

Robert Griffin III won’t be coming to Cleveland. Even though it appears the Browns really wanted him. The Washington Redskins agreed to a trade late Friday night to acquire the No. 2 pick in the draft in April from the St. Louis Rams, according to multiple reports. FoxSports.com’s Jay Glazer was the first to report Read More…

Report: Browns LB Scott Fujita contributed to Saints’ bounty pool

Browns linebacker Scott Fujita is in the middle of the Saints’ bounty scandal that’s consumed the NFL. A Sports Illustrated article quoted a source who said Fujita and two other defensive leaders contributed between $2,000 and $10,000 to a performance and bounty pool. Fujita denied ever paying a teammate to injure an opponent. “Over the Read More…

Indians: Masterson gets Opening Day nod

CLEVELAND — Right-hander Justin Masterson will throw the first pitch for the Indians on Opening Day. Not bad for a guy that was still a question mark as a fulltime starter prior to last season. Manny Acta made the announcement Friday in Goodyear, Ariz., naming Masterson as his Opening Day starter over right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez Read More…

Browns use franchise tag on K Phil Dawson, ensuring his return for 2012

BEREA – Kicker Phil Dawson will be back with the Browns for a 14th season. The Browns used the franchise tag on Dawson to ensure he returns in 2012, a league source confirmed this afternoon. The deadline for applying the tag is Monday. Dawson is the only player left from the expansion team of 1999. Read More…

NFL Scouting Combine: Day 3 updates

Scott Petrak, the C-T’s Browns beat writer, is settled in at the NFL scouting combine and will be here through Sunday. The focus shifts to defense today, which is a bit of a letdown following a star-studded Friday of quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs. But there will be plenty of big-time prospects among the Read More…

NFL scouting combine: Browns GM Tom Heckert reportedly had surgery, and other updates

Scott Petrak, the C-T’s Browns beat writer, is settled in at the NFL scouting combine and will be here through Sunday. Quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs will be available to the media today, so it’s the biggest day of the week. Petrak will provide updates throughout the day on Twitter @scottpetrak and here. He’ll Read More…

Indians: Reports say Tribe lands Kotchman

The Indians have reportedly signed first baseman Casey Kotchman, a free-agent first baseman that started for the Tampa Bay Rays last season. Cleveland has been in pursuit of a first baseman to replace Matt LaPorta all offseason and appears to have found it in Kotchman, who hit .306 with 10 home runs and 48 RBIs Read More…